Ketamine was originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an anesthetic, but is increasingly being used to treat mood and pain disorders. Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion therapy has emerged as a treatment option for a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). IV ketamine therapy is also effective in the treatment of chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Ketamine is different from traditional therapies, like antidepressant pills. Ketamine is the first medication found to actually heal the damage from depression and PTSD. With the ability to improve neural connectivity and cause new neural growth, Ketamine can literally heal the damage caused by high stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. And, because Ketamine is also the first fast-acting antidepressant, you can quickly start feeling like “you” again! Many studies have shown 80% of patients who try Ketamine infusion therapy can experience a significant reduction in symptoms during their first few infusions.
Research shows that optimal results are achieved when IV Ketamine infusions are completed over a series of 6 treatments.